2016-17 - A year in review

BBEY LENS September 2016 Vol 3: Issue No. Three Excellence Through Partnership


Keeping Safe On-line information


THINK YOU KNOW? There is always so much in the news about keeping children safe online. We work hard in school to ensure children understand how the internet can be helpful and support our learning. But more importantly, how the internet has its dangers of which we should also be very aware. We would like to share some websites that are useful for parents that contain a wealth of free information and resources to help you keep your child safe online: http://parentinfo.org/ https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ https://parentzone.org.uk/ https://www.internetmatters.org/ https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping- children-safe/online-safety/ Safeguarding children online is everyone’s responsibility. Here are a few tips that might help you to protect your child. If you would like further advice or support then please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher, or our ICT guru, Mr Oakes. • Are parental controls set on your broadband and on all devices including PCs, tablets, phones, TV, gaming devices? • Talk regularly to your child about how they can keep safe online and what to do if they are worried about something. • Are your online accounts password protected so only you know them? • Does your child use Facebook or other social media and messaging apps? • Set your homepage to a child friendly site and ensure, if your child has an account, it has strict parental controls. • Make sure children are online in a place you can keep an eye on them. • Ensure children only have access to age appropriate games, films, TV programmes. • If your children use on-line gaming or chat - keep reminding them that those who purport to be children, may not be.

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